We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain.
Treasury of Scripture
2 Corinthians 5:18-20 And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation...
1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are laborers together with God: you are God's husbandry, you are God's building.
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2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be you reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you...
Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you...
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God...
Galatians 4:11,12 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain...
Jeremiah 8:8 How do you say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? See, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.
Galatians 3:4 Have you suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.
Hebrews 12:15,25 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you...
2 Corinthians 8:1,2 Moreover, brothers, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia...
Acts 14:3 Long time therefore stayed they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony to the word of his grace...
Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
1 Peter 4:10 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
ContextPaul's Hardships and God's Grace
1We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain. 2(For he said, I have heard you in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored you: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) 3Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: 4But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, 5In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings; 6By pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, 7By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 8By honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; 9As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; 10As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. 11O you Corinthians, our mouth is open to you, our heart is enlarged. 12You are not straitened in us, but you are straitened in your own bowels. 13Now for a recompense in the same, (I speak as to my children,) be you also enlarged.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And working together with him we entreat also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain
And we helping do exhort you, that you receive not the grace of God in vain.
Darby Bible Translation
But as fellow-workmen, we also beseech that ye receive not the grace of God in vain:
King James Bible
We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
Young's Literal Translation
And working together also we call upon you that ye receive not in vain the grace of God --